A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux Book 5) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux Book 5) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

A Stained White Radiance [Paperback]

James Lee Burke
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
RRP: 7.99
Price: 6.39 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 1.60 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 31 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 5.49  
Hardcover --  
Paperback 6.39  
Audio, CD --  

Book Description

16 Jun 2005

A bullet shot through the window of Weldon Sonnier's house propels Dave Robicheaux back into the lives of a family he's not sure he wants to be reacquainted with ... Weldon Sonnier's CIA-influenced past has led to dangerous connections and commitments, including debts to local mob boss Joey 'Meatballs' Gouza. As Weldon puts himself in the line of fire, Lyle Sonnier, television evangelist and faith healer, reveals to Dave a violent family history that intersects menacingly with Dave's own.

But overshadowing the manoeuvres of Gouza's gang is the spectre of racial politics, and it is former Klansman Bobby Earl who will prove to be Dave Robicheaux's most elusive enemy.


Frequently Bought Together

A Stained White Radiance + In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead + Black Cherry Blues
Price For All Three: 18.27

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New Ed edition (16 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753820307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753820308
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

James Lee Burke is the author of many previous novels, many featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He won the Edgar Award in 1998 for Cimarron Rose, while Black Cherry Blues won the Edgar in 1990 and Sunset Limited was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger in 1998. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.

Product Description

Book Description

The fifth gripping novel in the highly acclaimed Dave Robicheaux series.

About the Author

James Lee Burke is the author of numerous award-winning novels, many featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He signs His Cases with a Baseball Bat 14 Jun 2010
By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
"A Stained White Radiance," published in 1992, is fifth in James Lee Burke's highly popular Dave Robicheaux series. It bears some family resemblance to the others, particularly in Burke's remarkable ability to make his home country-- New Orleans and its surround, Southern Louisiana-- sing. His descriptions of its landscape, animal, vegetable and mineral, are so deeply felt, that people who have never been closer to New Orleans than Chicago can sense its morning aromas, its approaching storms and nighttime skies.

There are further family resemblances, to be sure. Robicheaux is married to second wife Bootsie, whom he knows, as he does most people in his world, from high school or before. Bootsie suffers from lupus. The detective has quietly, unofficially adopted orphan Alafair; she keeps a three-legged raccoon, called Tripod, as a pet. Robicheaux owns a bait shop that Batist, longtime black family servant, manages. The detective is with the New Iberia police department, as he's been kicked off the New Orleans department. He's still battling his demons: drink, dark memories of Vietnam. His cases generally lead him to the dark side, often to New Orleans, frequently to conflict with the local mafia. When he needs to, he calls upon Clete Purcell, his former partner at NOPD, who's been excommunicated from the department, as he has. Purcell's a heavy, sunburnt, Irish Channel kind of guy, eats too much, smokes and drinks too much, drives an old Cadillac, and lets his anger out to play too frequently. Robicheaux's cases often, as this one, involve present-day outgrowths of hidden, long-ago misdeeds.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not as good as his other books 19 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've read a few of the Robicheaux series now and this one was good, but not as good as some of the others, such as Black Cherry Blues, which I thought was excellent.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning use of the English language!! 9 April 2001
Format:Paperback
A Stained White Radiance is the perfect read for all those readers out there who want a fearful glimpse into the world of 'lowlife criminals' in America. James Lee Burke has a completely sound grasp on the emotions of a recovering alcoholic and troubled husband and farther, creating a vividly real and complex novel. There are many raw moments in this novel that culminate into a whole range of different characters from the bad to the ugly to the murderer and not to mention the hero. Definitely a book that can't be missed!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars James review 28 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great book in James style and a good story that keep you guessing until the ether last
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 14 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A book that I don't want to put down. Burke as usual is highly descriptive of the surroundings and characters. Loved it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional author 6 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very american in style and often colloquial but makes for an interesting read. Can almost smell the bayou. Have read several of his books after finding them via the DVD
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner 5 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good story with continual twists & turns. A real page turner. Robicheaux & Purcel always hassling the bad guys
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars My experiences with Dave Robocheaux 7 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Burke writes as though he is doing it just for you. Having been to New Orleans I live each chapter or each book and can identify
with all the situations and characters.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback